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Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail

Monterey, CA
+1 831-646-3866
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All around amazing

This is one of the best of California. It's great for locals and tourists. The trail is wonderful... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
San Francisco
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Great Trail That Runs Next to Ocean

Whether by walking, bicycle, skate board, or just out with the dog, this paved trail is perfect for... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Granite Bay, California
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Popular hiking trail running along the Pacific Grove and Monterey coast.
  • Excellent79%
  • Very good18%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is one of the best of California. It's great for locals and tourists. The trail is wonderful for walking or bicycling. I come for the amazing geology.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Whether by walking, bicycle, skate board, or just out with the dog, this paved trail is perfect for getting out along the ocean in Monterey. Long walks are pleasant, the trail is never crowded, and you can get in all of the distance you want...More

Thank porsche74s
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We used to live in Monterey 25 years ago and we loved biking and running along this trail. Now we see new historical markers have been placed along the trail and some nice murals that make it even nicer than before. We actually learned some...More

Thank TropicalTriathlete
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have always loved coming to Monterey. I especially when it comes to going along the Monterey Peninula Recreational Trail. The view from the road or on the trail is priceless. There's the ocean in all its glory. Each time you come there, its always...More

1  Thank Harvey I
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This trail is great for wslling, jogging or cycling. Go early in the morning to avoid crowds most of the year but in winter, like we are now, you can go most any time. The trail is basically the old rail line that went into...More

Thank hal t
Reviewed 7 December 2017

I have been going to this trail for nearly 30 years or longer. Me and my son would roller blade and play roller hockey there, ride our bikes, walk and so on. Great place to get exersise and just walk and talk. Have fun.

Thank Mark R
Reviewed 30 November 2017 via mobile

Walk or bike - ideal for both. Wonderful views and regular notices explaining history. Much better explanations of Monterey history than on Cannery Row! Highly recommended

1  Thank aberdeenjohn
Reviewed 29 November 2017

Another great coastal drive and this one is free / no entry free. Takes you around Monterey and Pacific Grove. Coastline, waterscapes, dunes, forests - it has it all to be enjoyed!

Thank David B L
Reviewed 21 November 2017

Good views as we drove the trail on departure. Good access to beach if required. Would come back for longer visit

Thank Mike S
Reviewed 20 November 2017 via mobile

It is great that the cities of Pacific Grove and Monterey came together to create this walking/biking trail right along the bay. It makes accessing pretty much all of the attractions very easy. There are great views of the bay and its assorted wildlife -...More

Thank NomeMan
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26 June 2017|
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Response from MaineTraveler2017 | Reviewed this property |
I recommend renting from Adventures by the Sea. They have multiple locations including one on Cannery Row near the aquarium. The recreation trail runs right through Cannery Row so you don't need your car. I believe the... More
23 April 2017|
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Response from Lamar02 | Reviewed this property |
There were several right along Cannery Row just by the Aquarium. The bike pathway is really great! there is a bike rental place by the Lovers Point area too.
Yael D
13 February 2017|
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Response from Debra W | Reviewed this property |
You can see everything from the trail. It was truly beautiful and amazing from the trail. A great exercise too!